Game 13: SHA Rage 7 – Rockford Jr. Icehogs 2
- In a game that featured a pair of 0-2-0 teams, it was the Rage prevailing on the strength of a HAT TRICK by POE F – Tyson Laventure! He now has 4 goals. Another player who we need to watch is Saskatchewan defenseman who played with IHA last fall – Michael Neumeier who picked up 1-3-4. Kyle Bochek, also of IHA had 1-1-2 as did Saskatoon’s top forward in this age group Alex Bernauer. Zach Burfoot had 1-1-2 for the Rockford squad.
Game 12: Team Manitoba 5 – Stars Elite 5
Both teams entered this showdown undefeated and they leave undefeated after a wild 5-5 tie. The line of Eric Alarie, Skyler Bruce and Aidan Litke could be a preview of what is to come for the RHA program in the fall and if this tournament is any indication, RHA will be in fine shape. Skyler Bruce picked up 2-1-3, giving him 6-7-13 in 4 games while Eric Alarie had 1-3-4 to give him 8-10-18! Aidan Litke, the 3rd member of that line had 1-4-5 to give him 4-9-13. For the Stars Elite, 2004 born Matthew Savoie had a HAT TRICK to give him 5-4-9 in 3 games.
Game 11: Detroit Little Caesars 10 – Calgary Sting 0
- Detroit are proving to be a major threat in this tournament after picking up their 2nd straight win and have scored 16 goals in the process. The Sting are now 0-3-0 and have been outscored 27-1. Leading for the Little Caesars was Ethan Straky with 2 goals. James Stefan, the son of former NHLer Patrick Stefan had 1-2-3 while Nikita Tarasevich, Jack O’Brien, Nickita Moiseev and POG Alec Stewart all had 1-1-2. Detroit held a 58-8 shots advantage.
Game 10: Sask Sting Elite 8 – Minnesota Machine 5
- The Sask Sting have moved to 2-1-0 and dropped to the Machine to 0-2-0. Leading the way for the Sask Sting was Brad Lambert with a HAT TRICK, giving him 4 goals in 3 games. Rory Neill scored a pair of goals while Karter Hamel, Jayden Wiens and Matty Hodson all had 1-1-2. For the Machine, high end Minnesota prospect Connor Mahony had 1-3-4 and Bennett Soderberg with 1-1-2. Hobie Hedquist stopped 30/37 for Minnesota and Jaxson Taupert 19/24 for the Sask Sting.
Game 9: Stars Elite 6 – Minnesota Playmakers 1
- The Stars Elite continue to show why they are a favorite to win this year’s NAHC after moving to 2-0-0 with the 6-1 win. Joe Palodichuk broke the shutout with under 2 minutes remaining and now has 3 points in 3 games for Minnesota. The Stars Elite top line of 04 top ranked prospect Matthew Savoie along with high end 03’s Sean Tschigerl and Cole Sillinger were the difference. Savoie had 2-1-3 to give him 2-4-6 while Sean Tschigerl had 1-2-3 to give him 2-3-5 and Sillinger with 1-1-2 and has 4-1-5. A couple players from the team’s 2nd line with Hayden Wilm and Dylan Guenther had 1-1-2 as well. In goal, Eli Andrews was very busy – stopping 45/51 shots while Jackson Fellner was NOT busy stopping 13/14.